Biological Science Tech. (Lead Wildlife)

Department Of The Interior
National Park Service
Job Field: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location Detail: 
Zion National Park
Job Description: 
ganize, schedule and execute wildlife biology and wildlife management projects from initiation to completion; track and document project progress, analyze biological data and prepare reports. Lead and train crew and volunteers in wildlife projects in developed areas and backcountry. Teach and review safety procedures, risk assessment and accident prevention. Lead and train inexperienced beginners in technical canyon travel including use of ropes, rappelling, ascending and self-rescue. Perform and lead surveys, monitoring and research on multiple species, including Threatened and Endangered species, species of management concern, and other mammalian, avian, reptilian, amphibian, fish and invertebrate species. Become proficient in handling desert tortoises. Support integrated pest management program and visiting researchers. Work alone, as a member of a team, and as a crew leader in remote backcountry areas, as well as in laboratory and office settings. Access to remote work sites includes multiday backpacking and technical travel in canyons using rope protection. Communicate wildlife information, issues, and scientific results to audiences ranging from local citizens to the scientific community. Create, produce and present educational outreach activities and events to local citizens regarding wildlife information, issues, controversies and stewardship. Prepare clear and accurate scientific documents, posters, papers and formal and informal oral presentations to the scientific community and to general audiences.
Physical Demands: The work consists mostly of fieldwork conducting wildlife monitoring, surveys, and management activities with prolonged standing, sitting, walking, and bending often required. Field work will require the ability to travel safely across rugged, uneven and steep terrain with a heavy backpack (up to 50 lbs) for extended periods of time while exposed to the elements, including technical canyons requiring rope protections, rappelling, and steep slopes with uneven footing. Physical strength and endurance, tolerance of backcountry conditions, and ability to lift and carry a heavy backpack (up to 50 lbs) and equipment over rough terrain for long distances are required. The work is partially sedentary office work including prolonged sitting with repetitive motions. Work Environment: The work is performed in an office, laboratory and in the field. Field work includes regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals, over multiple days. Work may require backpacking into remote areas of the park. Laboratory work may involve potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, parasites and/or zoonotic disease. AREA INFORMATION: Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah. The climate is generally mild with daytime temperatures averaging 95 in the summer and 55 in the winter. Nighttime lows range from 65 in the summer to 30 in the winter. Minimal shopping is available in Springdale, Utah located (2) miles from Park Headquarters. Full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are available in Hurricane (25 miles), St. George, (45 miles) and in Cedar City, Utah (63 miles). Elementary school (grades K-6) is available in Springdale with bus service provided. Junior high and high school is available in Hurricane with bus service provided. Dixie College is located in St. George and Southern Utah University is located in Cedar City. Follow link for additional information:
Job Announcement Number: ZION-DEU-10-65 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-07
$38,790.00 - $50,431.00 /year
How to Apply: 
Follow link to apply online: AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Janel R. Bassett Phone: (435)772-0154 Fax: (478)757-3144 Email: JANEL_BASSETT@NPS.GOV Agency Information: Zion National Park State Route Hwy 9 Springdale, UT 84767 Fax: (478)757-3144
10/15/2010 (All day)
Last updated October 04, 2010